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Offline ibru

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Any one want a job?
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:31:31 PM »
Don't know if I did this correctly but this article appeared Monday in the local paper. Thought it might stimulate some discussion....

 http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/2471075-8/hop-growers-scramble-for-workers-to-harvest-large

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Re: Any one want a job?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 08:22:02 PM »
Good to know the hop harvest is good and they are investing in new processing equipment.
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Re: Any one want a job?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2014, 08:43:36 PM »
I was there last week at the height of harvest.  Loftus Farm, one of the biggest growers/processors there, has more than doubled their capabilities this year.  They have a new hop picker (picks the cones off the bines after the bines are harvested) from Germany.  One of only 6 in the world and the only one in the US.  If you want to see some pics of the harvest, my photos are at http://s794.photobucket.com/user/dennyconn/library/Hop%20Brew%20School%202014?sort=3&page=1
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Re: Any one want a job?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 01:30:14 AM »
I was there last week at the height of harvest.  Loftus Farm, one of the biggest growers/processors there, has more than doubled their capabilities this year.  They have a new hop picker (picks the cones off the bines after the bines are harvested) from Germany.  One of only 6 in the world and the only one in the US.  If you want to see some pics of the harvest, my photos are at http://s794.photobucket.com/user/dennyconn/library/Hop%20Brew%20School%202014?sort=3&page=1
Denny, do you know how tall those plants are? They look 20 feet tall.
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Re: Any one want a job?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 01:34:41 AM »
Awesome pictures !  I wanna walk through there with a couple buckets.
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